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Gov. Diri commends FG for providing fire truck

Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa, has commended the Federal Government for providing another fire truck for the Bayelsa branch of the Federal Fire Service.

Diri gave the commendation while commissioning the fire truck at Government House, Yenagoa, on Wednesday.

The Federal Government had earlier this year, provided a fire truck for the Bayelsa Federal Service.

He said the truck would aid the operations of the service in the State, as well as complement the effort of the government in combating fire incidents in the State capital and adjoining Communities.

The Governor therefore, thanked the Controller-General of the Federal Fire Service, as well as the Deputy Controller-General, Mr. Samson Karebo, an indigene of the State, for facilitating the process and joining hands with the government to tackle some of it’s challenges.

“Let me appreciate the Controller-General and also our son, who is the Deputy Controller-General.

“He has been relating with this State and knowing the challenges of our fire service, has been there also as an Ambassador of Bayelsa,” he said.

Earlier in his remarks, the Controller-General of the Federal Fire Service, Mr. Liman Ibrahim, represented by the Deputy Controller-General, expressed the willingness of the Federal Government to assist state fire services, noting however, that the project is capital intensive.

He said: “We all know that fire and safety duty is not one man’s job. It is money gulping. So, if we as the Federal fire service leave this to the States, it would run their budget dry.

“However, we have teamed up with all the Governors and the various Directors of State fire service to assist in any way they can,” he said.

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